The things people will do to see Guns N’ Roses in a small venue.
Hours after the reunited band announced that it will play a show at the 500-capacity Troubadour in West Hollywood on Friday night, fans took to Craigslist with some absolutely jaw-dropping offers.
In one ad, a guy is offering to sell his wristband purportedly granting entry to the show for the modest sum of $2,000.
“This is a cloth wristband that can’t be copied,” the ad reads. “I also have photos and video of me getting the wristband.”
The ad concludes, “Selling for $2,000. No lowball offers please.”
And if it turns out to be bogus? Hey, at least you have a rad cloth Guns N’ Roses wristband to add to your wardrobe.
The mind-boggling prices didn’t just come from the sellers. One poster claimed to be willing to pay “$3K CASH” for a single ticket.
Another hopeful fan claimed to have $500 to his name, but said he’s willing to part with his entire fortune for a ticket to the show.
A particularly novel offer was made by a user who said he has two tickets to Guns N’ Roses tribute band The Hollywood Roses at the Whisky A Go Go — and he’s willing to let them go for a mere $450 each, if you’re willing to take a gamble that the for-real Axl Rose and company will show up instead, as the scuttlebutt earlier this week had suggested.
“I’m selling (2) tickets for $900 in advance of any announcement,” the post reads. “If said rumor is confirmed, I’m taking the ad down and selling them for $2K+ each. Until that time I’m willing to sell them for $450 each.”
Given that the band has since announced that it’s playing at the Troubadour instead on Friday night, you can probably get those at a bargain at this point.
By the way: The limited number of tickets that went on sale for the Troubadour show on Friday at noon were priced at a mere $10 each.